By John Kricher ; illustrated by William E. Davis, Jr

Tropical climates and ecosystems --
Rainforest constitution and variety --
How a rainforest services --
Evolutionary styles within the tropics --
Complexities of coevolution and ecology of fruit --
The neotropical pharmacy --
Living off the land within the tropics --
Rivers via rainforest --
Introduction to the Andes and Tepuis --
Savannas and dry forests --
Coastal ecosystems : mangroves, seagrass, and coral reefs --
Neotropical birds --
Deforestation and conservation of biodiversity --
Appendix. "And hello, let's be cautious out there."

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Instead of the numerous multi-cell structure, one can obtain then a double cell pattern, as that represented by Fig. 9 {see page 32) or, in the limit, a single mode as shown on Fig. 10 {see page 33). The stationary traces on these records are the paths traversed by triple points, while those moving from left to right are the wave fronts. The photographic records of Figs. 10 have indeed caught the wave fronts in the act of~writing on the wallsnand they provide, in effect, the experimental proof of the mechanism of this process, as described here earlier, since the traces appear there clearly as they are being etched by the sharp intersection points of the shock fr0nts.

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